One of the more popular sneakers from Kevin Durant's signature line is reportedly coming back.
This yellow-based iteration of Durant's third signature Nike sneaker was originally released in December 2010 alongside the coveted "Grinch" Kobe 6 and the "Christmas" LeBron 8 V/2. The sneaker was worn by Durant himself on Christmas Day that year when his Oklahoma City Thunder squad faced off against the Denver Nuggets. In the game, he scored a game-high 44 points in 41 minutes of action.
The "Christmas" KD 3 donned a vibrant yellow color scheme that's offset by blue and orange huts on the tongue, the Swoosh logos, and on the forefoot's Flywire panels. The heel also features videogame controller-inspired details as a nod to one of Durant's favorite pastimes.
Despite an early look at the purported retro surfacing, release details for the "Christmas" KD 3 retro have yet to be announced by the brand. Check back soon for official updates.
UPDATE (12/06): Nike has officially confirmed on the SNKRS launch calendar that the "Christmas" KD 3 retro will be released on Dec. 19 via the app for $130. Scroll on for a closer look at the upcoming drop.
Nike KD 3 "Christmas"
Release Date: 12/19/23
Color: Vibrant Yellow/Photo Blue-Team Orange
Style #: FD5606-700